SXSW Comedy: IFC’s Maron
Comedian and podcaster Marc Maron hosts a first look peek of his new IFC scripted comedy series titled Maron. Joining him to discuss the series is executive producers Duncan Birmingham and Luke Matheny. Maron premieres on IFC in May.
For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio and television. A legend in the stand-up community, he has appeared on HBO, Conan, Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Real Time, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up, The Green Room, two Comedy Central Presents specials and almost every show that allows comics to perform. He has appeared on Conan O’Brien more than any other comedian (a record 48 times and counting). He has penned a collection of essays titled Attempting Normal to be released by Spiegel and Grau in 2013. Marc’s first book based on his solo show, The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah, is available on amazon.com. Marc’s first three CDs, ‘Not Sold Out’, ‘Tickets Still Available’ and ‘Final Engagement’ are comedy cult
classics, while his newest album, ‘This Has To Be Funny’ (Comedy Central Records), which was recorded live in Brooklyn, was named #1 Comedy Album of 2011 by LaughSpin.com and named in The AV Club’s Best Comedy Albums of 2011.
His podcast “WTF with Marc Maron,” featuring compelling monologues and in-depth interviews with iconic personalities such as Conan O’Brien, Louis CK, Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain, Judd Apatow and Ben Stiller, premiered in September 2009 and is a worldwide phenomenon averaging 2.5-3 million downloads each month. The show regularly hits #1 on the iTunes charts, was named the #1 Comedy Podcast by LA Weekly as well as The AV Club, and has been called a “must-listen” by Vanity Fair and New York Times, among many others. Select WTF episodes began airing
on public radio stations across the US in June 2010. A limited edition collection of the first 100 episodes of “WTF with Marc Maron” with video from Live WTF recorded in Brooklyn is available as a two-disc DVD box set on aspecialthing Records.
Marc’s half hour scripted series MARON was picked up by IFC for ten episodes and will premiere in Spring 2013. Marc was included in TIME Magazine’s 100 short list of the Most Influencial People 2012. He was nominated for two Comedy Central 2012 Comedy Awards: Best Comedy Podcast and Best Comedy App. He also travels the world performing sold out stand up shows as well as Live WTF stage shows, and was given the honor of delivering the Keynote Address at the 2011 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.